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CUZ I HAVE TO...when living your dream is the only option - with JULIE SLATER & JASON FRIDAY.

49 EpisodesProduced by Julie Slater and Jason FridayWebsite

Welcome to the world of Julie Slater and Jason Friday - both born storytellers. CUZ I HAVE TO delves into their own quirky life and also those they meet along the way living their dharma/living their dreams. Julie has been a radio DJ (followed Howard Stern in NYC for 10+ years), News Anchor, & Voice… read more

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049 - JULIE & JASON - BACK FROM VACATION - ALL THINGS PORTLAND

September 28th, 2021

19:35

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday are back from vacation! They spent a week in Portland, Oregon & loved it. Julie wants to live there. Find …

048 - ENCORE - MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER

September 21st, 2021

55:41

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday are on vacation! Please enjoy this encore presentation from Episode 033 - MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER. ((She's still …

047 - JULIE & JASON - NDAs, WAFFLE HOUSE, VACAS, & THE DOYERS

September 14th, 2021

17:29

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday review the past couple of guests & what's been happening in their lives.


What do NDAs have to do with the …

046 - SIR HUSDON CHARLES - 6 & 3/4 YEARS OLD - OUR FIRST CUZ I HAVE TO "JUNIORS EDITION"

September 7th, 2021

21:01

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday interview Jason's cousin Hudson - who was 6 3/4 when we spoke with him. Happy 7th Birthday today (9/7/21), …

045 - LINDA JAMES AKA CONGO LINDA - WHEN YOU LEAVE IT ALL TO DO GOOD - IN THE CONGO!

August 31st, 2021

33:46

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Linda James aka Congo Linda. Intent on making a "different difference" in the world, Linda left …

044 - JULIE & JASON: AIR SHOWS, GUEST SUCCESS, JASON'S COMPANY, JULIE'S BE-ING

August 24th, 2021

17:38

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday check-in about the past couple of weeks. Huge congrats to former guest Philippe Andre (from Episode 004)…He …

043 - TRAVIS YORK - STRANGE GENT CANDLE MAKER

August 17th, 2021

57:42

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Travis York - Strange Gent candle maker. How he went from acting to candle making. How his candles …

042 - ANDRE GARDNER - MUSIC MANIAC/CLASSIC ROCK DJ/BEATLE FANATIC

August 10th, 2021

45:13

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk to Andre Gardner - 40+ year Radio Veteran, former 92.3 K-Rock NYC Program Director, former Howard Stern …

041 - JULIE & JASON - BIG NEWS FOR THE POD THEME SONG - OPEN MOUTH KISSES AT PARTIES - AND WHO DECIDES?

August 3rd, 2021

20:19

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday do a catch up for the past two weeks. Getting back out there during “these times.” Who doesn’t love being …

040 - ASHOK BHALLA - RADIO DJ/HOWARD STERN BUTTON PUSHER/NEWS ANCHOR/NEWLY SOBER PERSON

July 27th, 2021

41:09

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat it up with Ashok Bhalla. Ashok and Julie were co-working buddies at 92.3 K-Rock NYC…they reminisce on the …

039 - JULIE & JASON - HOW BEING YOURSELF IS THE ONLY OPTION

July 20th, 2021

17:37

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday riff on the past few weeks, past few guests, and the latest on life. How being yourself is best way to win in …

038 - ASHRITA TIWARI - PERSONAL POWER COACH, HYPNOTHERAPIST, PERSONAL TRAINER

July 13th, 2021

48:37

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Ashrita Tiwari. Ashrita is a Certified Personal Trainer and Hypnotherapist. She is a Personal Power …

037 - PATRICK DE FONTBRUNE - CELEBRITY MAKE-UP ARTIST

July 6th, 2021

42:11

Host Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with celebrity make-up artist Patrick De Fontbrune. Born and raised in France, Patrick moved to the states …

036 - JULIE & JASON - NEW RIVAL TIDES REMIX, 7 NEW INTERPRETATIONS, & MORE

June 29th, 2021

27:25

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday update you on the crazy past few weeks. Jason's band Rival Tides has a new ReMix out, how your career often …

035 - JAIME ANDREWS RETURNS - HOW IT FEELS TO GO FOR IT (PRODUCING HER OWN FILM)

June 22nd, 2021

46:40

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday welcome back Jaime Andrews (also Episode 006) - actress/writer/producer - after she WENT FOR IT and fulfilled a …

034 - JULIE & JASON - PODCAST REVIEWS, COMFORT ZONE CHALLENGES, LA OPENING UP, RIOT THE BOOK, & FUN WITH NEEDLES

June 15th, 2021

21:27

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday catch up on the past few weeks. Review the pod on Apple/iTunes to help Julie get her mentor on the pod:

033 - MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER

June 8th, 2021

54:34

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER. Megan Roberts is on a journey cross country to find out what's out there and …

032 - SPENCER KENT - THE LOVER OF ALL THINGS (TRAVEL, FOOD, MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS...)

June 1st, 2021

1:01:52

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Spencer Kent - the Lover of All Things. Not only is the guitarist in Jason's band Rival Tides, but he …

031 - JULIE & JASON - LIFE POST-ISH COVID-ISH: NEW SONGS, FUCHSIA BOOTHS, BARTENDING, RANCH WATER, ETC.

May 25th, 2021

27:05

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday give an update on life. New songs have been written - by Julie - and also Jason's band RIVAL TIDES. Chatter …

030 - STEVE STONE - THE VOICE OF EVERYTHING

May 18th, 2021

1:12:37

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with guest Steve Stone - an award-winning voice actor. His unique sound propels network TV promos, …

029 - WOODY FROM THE WOODY SHOW ON ALT 98.7 LA - PART 2 OF 2 - RADIO LEGEND

May 11th, 2021

54:52

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Woody from the Woody Show on ALT 98.7 in LA and 35 other stations nationwide.
Topics discussed: When …

028 - WOODY FROM THE WOODY SHOW ON ALT 98.7 IN LA - PART 1 OF 2 - RADIO LEGEND

May 4th, 2021

1:04:04

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Woody from the Woody Show on ALT 98.7 in LA and 35 other stations nationwide. 

Topics discussed: How …

027 - JULIE & JASON - THE NUMBER 27, INTUITION, PANDEMIC ROCK SHOWS, DEATH CLASS MARY'S HEX ON THE DODGERS & MORE

April 27th, 2021

33:31

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday catch you up on the past couple of weeks. Jason's band Rival Tides had their first gig in over a year (thanks …

026 - DEATH CLASS MARY - DHARMA, DODGERS, & DEATH

April 20th, 2021

43:39

What do the Dodgers, Dharma, and Death have in common? One beautiful lady - Mary Stancavage. She's a Dharma teacher, New Yorker in LA, archaeologist, …

025 - JULIE & JASON - J-MONEY IN DA HOUSE

April 13th, 2021

32:49

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday riff on the past couple of weeks. Julie announces her new rapper name, even if other people don't like anything …

024 - NICK ROMAN - THE KING OF NEWS - HOST OF NPR'S "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" ON 89.3 KPCC

April 6th, 2021

1:00:53

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Nick Roman - the KING OF NEWS. Since 2013, Nick has been the local host of NPR’s “All Things …

023 - JULIE & JASON - ONLY CRIME ONLY CRIME ONLY CRIME

March 30th, 2021

29:36

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday dip into the true crime genre with real crime going on outside their door in Los Angeles. 


Somehow crime circles …

022 - CURT BONNEM - ACTOR/MUSICIAN/JUGGLER/AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR KING

March 23rd, 2021

1:05:17

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday chat with Guest Curt Bonnem. Curt is a multi-media performer with nearly 4 decades of experience on stage, screen …

021 - PETE GODWIN - TRAVEL, WOODWORKING, AND THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD DO IN LIFE

March 16th, 2021

1:02:51

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with the INFAMOUS Pete Godwin (mentioned by guests in Episodes 004 & 020). His passions include travel …

020 - CHEFS MARK AND PAUL GROSZ - FRENCH COOKING, WINE, PTSD, AND THE PANDEMIC

March 9th, 2021

49:13

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk with Julie's two Chef brothers - Mark and Paul Grosz. They both own French restaurants. Mark's is Oceanique

019 - JULIE AND JASON - JUST THE TWO OF US, WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY

March 2nd, 2021

28:20

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday riff on the past week - our last guest and how impactful she is, also: people stealing songs, dogs, Golden …

018 - CYNTHIA (DEE) SPILLMAN - ABSTRACT PAINTING AND THE ART OF SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH

February 23rd, 2021

47:31

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Cynthia Spillman - abstract painter searching for her truth. She is a prolific artist. Cynthia's work …

017- CHRISTOPHE ZAJAC-DENEK - LITTLE PEOPLE, HUGE STORIES

February 16th, 2021

33:36

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Christophe Zajac-Denek - who was born with a rare form of dwarfism & succeeded against all the …

016 - KRAZZ - VINYL & VINO

February 9th, 2021

34:52

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with the KRAZZ. Alan "Krazz" Kraslow is a refugee of the commercial radio days of the 70's & 80's. He …

015 - JULIE & JASON - SHOWING UP & BREATHING - GREAT WAYS TO FIND YOUR DHARMA

February 2nd, 2021

21:56

Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk about how important it is to SHOW UP for yourself. And the healthy implications of doing just that. They just …

014 - MEGAN PEASLEY - TYPE 1 DIABETIC/SCIENTIST/BLOOD SUGAR MAMA

January 26th, 2021

28:33

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Megan Peasley aka Bloodsugarmama - Type 1 Diabetic/Scientist/Mom. Megan tells us what drew her to …

013 - JULIE & JASON - NEW THEME SONG...AND CLOSED DOORS...AND THE MEANING WE GIVE THEM

January 19th, 2021

20:36

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday reveal the *NEW* CUZ I HAVE TO theme song! Yippee! Written by Julie and Sean Friday, Jason's brother!

This week we …

012 - MICHAEL LORD - How this composer, multi-instrumentalist let go of the HOW when it came to a career in music.

January 12th, 2021

37:12

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk to guest - composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Lord. He knew MUSIC would be his life - but he was …

011 - MARY LOU RODRIGUEZ - a hypnotherapy badass reveals how she discovered her dharma and how she can help you find yours.

January 5th, 2021

27:08

Host Julie Slater & Jason Friday speak with Master Hypnotherapist Mary Lou Rodriguez. She is committed to healing our world, one client at a …

010 - JULIE & JASON - NEW YEAR'S EDITION - Most-Listened-To Guest of 2020 & explaining Cardi B lyrics to your kids

December 29th, 2020

18:46

Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday review the CUZ I HAVE TO guests from 2020 (Robyn August, Phillipe Andre, Jaime Andrews, Breana Grosz) and …

009 - JULIE & JASON - CHRISTMAS 2020 EDITION

December 22nd, 2020

19:54

Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk about how different this Christmas is for most people, how the planets have aligned for an opportunity to …

008 - BREANA GROSZ - FROM PRE-MED TO G.M. - TRUSTING THE UNKNOWN (OFF THE COAST OF HAWAII)

December 15th, 2020

23:32

Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk with guest Breana Grosz. How she went from pre-med in MIchigan to General Manager of International Market Place in …

007 - JULIE & JASON - CLEARING THE NOISE TO FIND YOUR DHARMA

December 8th, 2020

17:59

Julie Slater and Jason Friday dip into the CUZ I HAVE TO mailbag for some calls and a question from Kizzie in NYC - "How do I clear the noise to find …

006 - JAIME ANDREWS on acting, writing, and leaving Los Angeles and finding Y'ALLYWOOD.

December 1st, 2020

29:40

Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk to guest Jaime Andrews - living her dharma as an actress, comedian, writer. 


Jaime's best known for her 5 years …

005 - JULIE & JASON - GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE

November 24th, 2020

23:35

What if we looked back on 2020 as a "good year?" And focused on all the good it's brought (I swear, there's some good). 


As we head into …

004 - PHILIPPE ANDRE AND ALL THINGS CHAMPAGNE

November 17th, 2020

38:45

Julie Slater and Jason Friday interview second-generation sommelier and restauranteur from Chicago, Philippe Andre. 


@niquesomm is the U.S. …

003 - JULIE & JASON - HOW TO FIND YOUR JOY - REFLECTIONS ON KURT VONNEGUT

November 10th, 2020

17:39

Co-hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday discuss advice writer Kurt Vonnegut gave to some students on finding their joy and way of BEing. What are some …

002 - OUR FIRST GUEST ROBYN AUGUST - LEAD SINGER OF RIVAL TIDES, DIRECTOR, WRITER, ACTOR, BRAIN SURGEON...

November 4th, 2020

43:23

Julie Slater and Jason Friday interview Robyn August about what his dharma/dream life is and how he keeps going.

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001 - JULIE & JASON - INTRO TO CUZ I HAVE TO PODCAST - FINDING YOUR DHARMA

October 24th, 2020

18:23

Julie Slater and Jason Friday introduce themselves and give a rundown of what the CUZ I HAVE TO podcast is all about: living your dharma - doing what …

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